No fans admitted to AzerbaijF1 GP amid fears of virus | Motor sports

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) – No fans will be admitted to the Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix on June 6 due to continuing coronavirus concerns, organizers said on Friday.

The Baku City Circuit organizing the race said the decision not to allow fans “comes after extensive discussions” with the Azerbaijani government, F1 and motorsport’s governing body, the FIA.

“Every opportunity was explored to find a way to organize the race weekend in 2021 in a safe and responsible way that would allow fans to return to the fastest street circuit in F1,” the BCC said in a statement.

“However, as the global situation and the response to the pandemic continue to improve, it has become clear that the 2021 Azerbaijani Formula 1 Grand Prix race weekend has come too soon for the BCC to safely host the event with the fans present “.

The race, which takes place on a windy city circuit through the city, was one of the several canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Fans who have purchased tickets can use them next year at no additional cost or request a refund.

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